Reports Report 3618t (Event 3618-2017)

Name Ina W
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was the night of the Santa Rosa fires, but prior to the fire: the sky was clear. At first I thought it might be a Draconid (peak night) but saw no others. The object was much larger than Venus.
Address Santa Rosa, CA
Latitude 38° 21' 4.32'' N (38.3512°)
Longitude 122° 38' 32.06'' W (-122.642238°)
Elevation 146.482m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-08 19:57 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-10-09 02:57 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 15°
Facing azimuth 287.42°
First azimuth 281.32°
First elevation 43°
Last azimuth 295.21°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color White with red tail
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks broad red smoky tail, very weird, short and fat due to angle mostly coming toward me
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -